Ukraine F-16 fighter jets: In the midst of the Russia-Ukraine War, the US-led western countries have started supplying F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. Describing this as a provocative step, Russia has said that it is a sign of NATO’s involvement in the war. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that doing so would pose enormous risks to the West.
The Russian Ambassador to the US, speaking on the news of the handing over of F-16 fighter jets to Kiev, has said that this step indicates NATO’s involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Let us inform that Russia attacked Ukraine in February 2022 by saying that it is preparing to join NATO, a military alliance hostile to Russia, which Russia will not tolerate under any circumstances. NATO is the largest military organization in the world.
America-led military organization is NATO
The leader of this organization is America, the full form of NATO is North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). It is also known as Atlantic Alliance. In Hindi, NATO is called ‘North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’. Apart from America, NATO includes 30 countries like Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Iceland, Luxembourg, France, Canada and Italy. Ukraine had also sought membership of this organization, but Russia had become angry with it, because NATO was making its bases one by one in all neighboring countries of Russia in Europe.
When Russia attacked Ukraine in February 2022 under the guise of a special military operation, NATO member countries started imposing sanctions on Russia. However, they could not stop Russia from attacking Ukraine. Now NATO member countries are helping Ukraine by giving arms and ammunition. At the same time, now the supply of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine has also been announced, against which Russia has warned those countries.
"Western countries will have to take a big risk"
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said, "We are seeing that western countries are still supplying military equipment to Ukraine. They have also announced the transfer of F-16, but as we have already said – they will have to take a big risk by doing so."
Grushko said, "At any cost, we will not tolerate this. We have all the necessary means to achieve the set goals." He also said that a strike by Ukraine on Crimea would be equivalent to an attack on Russia. And, will retaliate strongly.
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